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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2009 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia poll

Hey lets keep it clean around here...we're all married, upstanding citizens afterall...spouses prefer we get our jollies existentially rather than experientially. Cuts down on expenses too.

And, I have to say, the little Miss does me proud again.

Of course, if for no other reason than 6-14, 8-24, 10-12 and 12-29, I LOVE the sound Jerry made in 68.

As for best, though, I can be objective enough to acknowledge that the guitar playing friends I have usually pick 72 or 73 as representative of his true peak, in some sort of musician-ship sense of the term.

I never thought this back in the day, but all of the listening I have done over this forty years, and esp with all the other (well, rock sorts anyhow) have caused me to without any reservation whatsoever place Jerry in the top five all time...he really was amazing. His diversity, in terms of output with respect to various genres, might have peaked in the early 70s too.

If you think of all the different things he did, solo, side projects, with the DEAD, etc., it's hard to argue that he was most productive (I know, bit different from the original question), during 70-75...


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Poster: fenario80 Date: May 5, 2009 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia poll

Miles Davis-level genius, imho. One day he will be recognized ...